On Friday morning there was an email in my inbox from my dad telling me he'd be at the airport in Oklahoma City, the very next day, at 1:13pm to be exact. What?! Thanks to Delta, and a weekend special from SLC to OKC, airfare was pretty cheap, and my dear old dad decided he was missing his baby girl and wanted to come for a visit. Yes, please!

Is there anything better than spending a weekend with family? Absolutely not. I love that my dad came out to visit (we missed you mom), it was SO nice having him here and spending time with just me. Soon, he'll be visiting for other reasons, namely a grandson, but not this time. This time I knew he was here because he actually wanted to see ME, and I only had to share him with John, which I was ok with.

We headed up to Lake Hefner right after he got here for a bike ride around the lake, a 9.1 mile bike ride. I didn't realize until afterwards how funny a pregnant lady looks on a bike. Good grief, I'm becoming quite the heifer these days, but I'm trying to embrace it, really I am.

We both played hookie from work today and spent the day together, just me and my dad, going out to lunch, visiting OU's campus, and of course, getting a few more essentials for the little one.

I don't even know how to express how much I love that man, because I pretty much adore him more than anything, and how much it meant to me that he wanted to come spend the weekend hanging out in Oklahoma of all places. I've always had a special bond with my dad, I think it comes from being his baby girl, and no matter how old I get, and even knowing I'm about to have a child of my own, he will always call me his baby girl, and nothing will ever change that!


Brittany said...

Ahhh. I love that he went to see you, too. Gotta love our dad.

This is probably mean and John will comment on it, but I laughed so hard at that first picture. Sorry, but a pregnant lady on a bike does look pretty funny, but good for you for doing it.

AJ Candrian said...

That's so nice that he came! I wish someone would miss me enough to come visit! But that doesn't happen unless the Giants play. I'm a middle child. I've accepted reality.

Lindsay said...

Awww..that is so sweet! Parent visits are always the best when you live so far away. How fun

Kristin said...

Ok...I'm crying right now! And it's not the pregnancy! I'm so glad you got a special visit from your daddy. P.S. you're insane for riding a bike right now. Double P.S. 9 miles...really?!?!

Lauren Kay said...

You're amazing to be on a bike at 8 months pregnant. I'm so impressed!

Colie said...

Aw shucks, Mike. Such a nice dad!